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    Special Screening of "The Vietnam War"

    Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations invite you to attend a special screening of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken ... Read Article »

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      Captain Jack Sparrow is back in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and this time he is the target of ... Read Article »

    Have no fear, Captain Underpants is here!

    George and Harold, two overly imaginative pranksters spend hours in a tree house creating comic books. When their mean principal ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    The inside of the Museum will be closed on Monday, Aug 21 from 12:45p-1:15p for the solar eclipse.

    Solar Eclipse Weekend Activities

    solar-eclipse-2016In preparation for this solar phenomenon we have a weekend of fun planned! Details of each event here.

    Saturday, August 19

    10a: Eclipse Overview with Dr. Megan Donahue | FREE
    2p: Galaxies Galore! by Dr. Megan Donahue | FREE

    12p, 1p, 3p: Planetarium shows

    Sunday, August 20

    2p: Eclipse Overview with Dr. Megan Donahue | FREE

    12p, 1p, 3p: Planetarium shows

    Monday, August 21 (Eclipse Day!)

    10:30a: Watch Party begins with 30 min talk from Planetarium staff
    11a: Solar Observing on patio
    11:34a: First bite of eclipse becomes visible
    12:58p: Totality begins (lasts 2 min 14 sec)

    Planetarium Schedule:
    2 pm: Seeing, Narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
    3 pm: Sky Tonight Live


    Solar Observing: Aug 26 | 11a-Noon | Weather Permitting | A FREE opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! Details Here

    Preschool Playday: Dig It  | Sat, Sept 9, 11-Noon
    Become a paleontologist with us and see all the fun things we can learn by digging up fossils! Full details here.

    Up Close: Cassini Mission at Saturn | Fri, Sept. 8, 10-11am & Sat, Sept 9, 11-Noon | We will be discussing the the Cassini Mission at Saturn, it’s discoveries, beautiful images, and Cassini’s fate on September 15th when the spacecraft’s mission ends after 20 years studying Saturn and it’s moons! Details here.

    Special Screening of The Vietnam War | September 17, 1:30 pm
    Join us for a special screening of the 10-part film documentary by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick detailing the epic story of the controversial Vietnam War. Details here.



    New Exhibit | To celebrate Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood, the Hastings Museum and the Adams County Historical Society have teamed up to install a new exhibit, Honorable Mentions: 150 Years of Adams County History. The exhibit honors past and present citizens of Adams County who have had an impact on the county and the state of Nebraska. Details Here